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Thursday, March 23, 2023

twenty eighth November to 4th December – The final ringing periods of the yr

Average winds from the east all week with largely clear
skies. Pretty delicate with colder tmperatures in direction of the tip of the week.

A complete of seven Teal had been seen on Pondsbury on the third. A
few waders had been recorded with a single Golden Plover on the twenty eighth and 5 on
the first. Single Woodcock had been recorded on the twenty eighth, thirtieth and 4th. Three had been
recorded on the first together with two properly hidden in Smelly Gully. Makes an attempt had been
made at ringing Snipe within the fields in a single day. Though up to some had been seen,
the total moon restricted our efforts. Two Snipe had been efficiently ringed while
mist netting on the night of the 4th.

Golden Plover, South West Area © Stuart Cossey
Properly camouflaged Woodcock, Smelly Gully © Jamie Dunning
Ringing Snipe © Jamie Dunning

A feeding flock of a minimum of 50 Gannets was seen off the East
Aspect on the thirtieth. Three Cormorant flew south previous Millcombe on the twenty ninth and a
Little Egret was seen flying out of the Touchdown Bay on the 2nd.

Sparrowhawk, Merlin, Kestrel and Peregrine had been widespread
sights all week. The Jackdaw was nonetheless across the Village. A excessive rely of 26
Carrion Crows was recorded on the twenty eighth. As much as 5 Skylark had been nonetheless being
seen within the fields north of the Village.

Sparrowhawk, Ackland’s Moor © Stuart Cossey

A minimum of one Siberian Chiffchaff was seen and heard on the
twenty ninth and thirtieth. Siberian Chiffchaff are a subspecies of Frequent Chiffchaff from,
because the identify suggests, breeds in coniferous forests east of the Ural Mountains. They
are loads duller in color and the decision is completely different. Throughout the gentle easterly winds the mist nets had been opened in Millcombe on most mornings. Three Blackcap had been
ringed on the thirtieth. There was a rise in migrating thrushes, largely Blackbird and Redwing, with a small quantity ringed.

Siberian Chiffchaff, Village © Jamie Dunning

Starlings had been seen transferring in massive numbers on the twenty ninth with
1140 counted together with a single flock of greater than 400 birds.  Finch numbers
had been low with the very best rely of Chaffinch at 38 on the twenty eighth. A Siskin and
two Linnet had been seen on the twenty ninth and one other Linnet was seen on the 4th.
Goldfinch had been additionally famous in small numbers. 
A Lapland Bunting flew over South West Area calling on the thirtieth and a
Reed Bunting was heard on the first.

Contributors: Stuart Cossey, Jamie Dunning, Trevor Dobie,
Max Khoo

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